Other Types of Arthritis, inflammatory and auto-immune disorders H-L
Hallux Rigidus Arthritis of the big toe
Hammertoe is a condition in which the toe is bent in a claw-like position. It can be present in more than one toe but is most common in the second toe.
Heel spur is a bony projection on the sole (plantar) region of the heel bone (also known as the calcaneous)
Hemarthrosis - Bleeding in the joints, common in patients with hemophilia
Hemochromatosis - an inherited blood disorder that causes the body to retain excessive amounts of iron
purpura - an allergic reaction of unknown origin causing red patches on
the skin and other symptoms including swelling of the joints
Herniated Disk is a rupture of fibrocartilagenous material (annulus fibrosis) that surrounds the intervertebral disk.
Hip Dysplasia - condition of abnormal development of the hip, resulting in hip joint instability and potential dislocation of the thigh bone from the socket in the pelvis
HIV-associated rheumatic disease syndromes - a group of inflammatory musculoskeletal complications seen during the course of infection of the virus that causes AIDS.
Hurler syndrome - an inherited disease that belongs to a group of diseases called mucopolysaccharidoses
Hypercortisolism is a condition that results from an excess of cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands
Infectious arthritis, which is sometimes called septic arthritis or pyogenic arthritis, is a serious infection of the joints characterized by pain, fever, occasional chills, inflammation and swelling in one or more joints, and loss of function in the affected joints
Inflammatory myopathies are a group of muscle diseases involving the inflammation and degeneration of skeletal muscle tissues.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common intestinal condition characterized by abdominal pain and cramps;
Joint fluid analysis, also called synovial fluid analysis, or arthrocentesis, is a procedure used to assess joint-related abnormalities, such as in the knee or elbow.
Kawasaki syndrome or Kawasaki disease is a potentially fatal inflammatory disease that affects several organ systems in the body, including the heart, circulatory system, mucous membranes, skin, and immune system
Kinesiology is a series of tests that locate weaknesses in specific muscles reflecting imbalances throughout the body
Kyphosis is the extreme curvature of the upper back also known as a hunchback.
Lordosis is a disorder defined by an excessive inward curve of the spine.
Low back pain is a common musculoskeletal symptom that may be either acute or chronic. It may be caused by a variety of diseases and disorders that affect the lumbar spine
Lyme disease is an infection transmitted by the bite of ticks carrying the spiral-shaped bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi
Lymphatic Filariasis is the result of a parasitic infection caused by three specific kinds of round worms
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